William Kearley REYNOLDS [1889-1943]
William Kearley Reynolds is mentioned in the list of mourners at the funeral of my grandfather Charles Warren, immediately after his next of kin. The Jurors Lists of 1922-1924 give him as Secretary to C.E. Warren & Co. Ltd. His name eluded my cousin Brian Lewis when he was researching the history of the company. None of my family has ever mentioned it. Reynolds seems to have taken an administrative role in the company immediately after John Olson jnr left it. He remained during the difficult twelve months following Charles Warren's sudden death in June 1923, when Leslie Warren had to take over management of his father's company. Reynolds seems to have left the company after Lowe, Bingham & Matthews took over the accounting side of the business in the person of John Fleming. He isn't mentioned in the Jurors Lists after 1924. Carl Smith gives WK Reynolds as Assistant Registrar to the University at the time of his marriage in 1926. There are several Reynolds associated with the sanitary service in Hong Kong - perhaps relatives.
Too many years have probably passed to discover anything about WK Reynolds's relationship with my grandfather and his company or anything about him, but Gwulo contributors have a talent for detective work and come up with unexpected leads. Hence this post.